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Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife

Container:
Box 20 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 20
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Newport -- Wildacre

Former owner:
Olmsted, Albert H.  Search this
Greeley, Howard  Search this
Bennett, Thomas  Search this
Newlin, Lilian  Search this
Fissell, Ethel  Search this
Claggett, C. Thomas  Search this
Bove, Maria  Search this
Bove, Michael III  Search this
de Savary, Peter  Search this
Hamilton, Dorrance H.  Search this
Garden designer:
Hamilton, Dorrance H.  Search this
Architect:
Gill, Irving, 1870-1936  Search this
Spencer, Madison  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, John Charles, 1852-1920  Search this
Gardener:
Quarry, Dave  Search this
Landscape designer:
Flanagan, Mary Ellen  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wildacre (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, oversize photocopies of original plans, images, and articles.
General:
The Olmsted Brothers' 1901 design for the one-acre gardens within a seven-acre seaside property exemplified the great interest in Japonism at that time, featuring a koi pond, tea shelter, and thatch roofed parasols. The landscape design complemented California architect Irving John Gill's 1902 house, described as an Arts & Crafts variation on the New England shingle style with oriental features. The site is a rocky outcropping above a saltwater cove and the gardens highlighted natural features such as rocky outcroppings while preserving the wild character of the location. Wildacre, also known as the Japanese garden, was designed as a strolling garden with both open views of the ocean and composed garden rooms. Nearly 100 years later the garden was rejuvenated with reference to the original Olmsted plans and drawings.
The restoration included planting replacement specimen trees and adding a mixed layer of deciduous and evergreen trees as a privacy barrier along the road since the property had been reduced to 2.5 acres. A dense privet hedge clipped to resemble waves that acts as a buffer against the ocean was restored, and a gravel bocce court was installed nearby. Mostly white flowering trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials were included in the predominantly green planting scheme. Gardens include the Japanese-themed entrance garden with a momi fir planted by Olmsted, a new Zen garden, a wisteria-covered tea shelter and surrounding garden, a pond garden, iris garden, peony garden, mountain garden and mountain top built from local rock. Many varieties of hosta, ferns, ornamental grasses, succulents, mosses, azaleas and conifers were planted throughout the property.
Persons associated with the garden include Albert H. Olmsted (1842-1929) (former owner, 1901- ); Howard Greeley (former owner, 1924- ); Thomas Bennett (former owner, 1929- ); Lilian Newlin (former owner, 1932- ); Ethel Fissell (former owner, 1935- ); C. Thomas Claggett (former owner, 1945- ); Maria Bove (former owner, 1953- ); Michael Bove III (former owner, 1982- ); Peter de Savary (former owner, 1997- ); Dorrance H. Hamilton (former owner, 1998- ); Irving John Gill (1870-1936) (architect, 1902); Madison Spencer (restoration architect, 1998); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1899-1902); Dave Quarry (head gardener, 1998-2013); Mary Ellen Flanagan (landscape designer, 1998- ); Dorrance H. Hamilton (garden designer, 1998-2013).
See also 35mm copy of 1919 postcard in the Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection. Image number RI091_MAR001.
Related Materials:
Wildacre related holdings consist of 3 folders (4 35mm slides; 20 digital images)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 02261, A. H. Olmsted, 'Wildacre.'
See others in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection, circa 1900s-1970s, bulk 1920-1940s.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI091
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e74218e3-7e43-4fb4-9e55-3c50ab2048ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10570

Newport -- The Whim

Landscape architect:
Thayer, Raymond  Search this
Gardener:
Brown, T. J.  Search this
Brown, Timothy  Search this
Ford, Jerica  Search this
Property manager:
Baptista, Anne  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Whim (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles, historic photographs, and landscape architect's plans, transcripts of interviews, and other information.
General:
The Whim is a seaside New England garden comprised of flower and shrub borders and a sunken quadrangle planted along the foundation walls of demolished greenhouses, with follies, sculptures, steps to the ocean planted with lavender, and swaths of lawn. The walls and privet hedges trimmed to calibrated heights protect the flowers from the salt spray and winds off the ocean while not blocking the view. The 3.4 acre property has other garden areas surrounding the lawns, including a border of bright blue Nikko hydrangeas that are fed aluminum sulfate, a crabapple border, a shed draped with a climbing rose, a secret garden with kousa dogwood and viburnum, and a shady garden walk alongside the house. Garden areas are named for the animal and other sculptures that are featured, including a heron by Walter Matia in the heron quadrangle, eagles at the head of the eagle borders, and rabbits copied from the ones that were at Chateau-sur-Mer, a Newport mansion.
This property was once part of a larger property that had gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand for her aunt, the author Edith Wharton. The Evangeline climbing rose that covers the tool shed was transplanted from the Wharton garden many years ago, and renamed the Miss Newport rose by the owner. Friends and associates have contributed design ideas and artifacts to this garden: the mushroom shaped garden furniture once belonged to a friend, the gazebo was purchased and installed by one of the gardeners, and the steps were fabricated from discarded Newport curbing.
Persons associated with the garden include Raymond Thayer, (landscape architect, 1968-present); T. J. Brown and Timothy Brown, (gardeners, 1952-present); Anne Baptista (property manager, 1989-present); and Jerica Ford (gardener, 2007-present).
Related Materials:
The Whim related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI174
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d3426fad-e24f-4a62-9083-5dbc422745e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10574

Westminster West -- Hayward Garden

Gardener:
O'Donnell, Helen  Search this
Owner:
Hayward, Mary  Search this
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Dublin (New Hampshire)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hayward Garden (Westminster West, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Windham -- Westminster West
Scope and Contents:
Hayward Garden includes 63 digital images and a folder that includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and additional images including a pamphlet about a musical program created for and perfomed in the garden in 2014 as a the Yellow Barn summer program.
General:
The owners describe their one and one-half acre ornamental garden as a new garden in an old place, with its 200 year-old colonial farmhouse and attached barn, low stone walls, and old farm building foundations that have been repurposed as distinctive garden rooms within surrounding meadows and woods. They purchased the property in 1983 and spent about one year clearing the land of scrap metal and other debris, brambles and weed trees, a rotting barn, dead trees, and an old Nash Metropolitan automobile. The garden style is English, with a rectilinear format from south to north softened by lush growth in season and more evident in the long Vermont winter. The design began by drawing a straight line from the front door of the house to a 75-year-old apple tree. There is a crab apple orchard along that main axis that can be seen from the house. Brick and pea stone gravel walks, 90-foot long mixed borders, and an herb garden laid out in formal parterres are either parallel or perpendicular to the central axis of the garden. The 14 garden rooms are delineated by clipped hedges of varying heights, many of yew but also other plant materials for variation. There are four places to sit within the garden: a gazebo at the far end reached through a tunnel of pleached copper beech, an outdoor dining room on pavers under tall trees, a bench slightly above and overlooking their spring garden, and another bench next to a shed near the herb garden.
Creating a garden in harmony with the rural location was important to the owners, who subsequently purchased 19 adjacent acres and preserved the meadows and woods with the Vermont Land Trust. To instill harmony in the diverse garden rooms the owners adhere to three themes: hedges for structure, black locust posts and terra cotta containers for materials, and burgundy and other reds for the color that recurs throughout the garden rooms. Since the entire garden is unified it is possible to add variations without muddling the design. Honoring the long gone dairy farms they have turned the foundations of a milking parlor into a garden room that has low, drought tolerant plants growing among the stone flooring and three rusted milk cans. The cracked cement foundation of a former silo was turned into a pond with a fountain built into a stone wellhead and a statue of Buddha on the shore.
Gordon Hayward has written many articles for Horticulture, Taunton's Fine Gardening, and regional magazines using his own garden to teach design aesthetics and their practical application. Topics include the effective placement of planted and unplanted containers and other garden ornaments, how to build a small fountain, the importance of proportions to design, how to set vertical posts, and tips on outdoor seating and dining rooms. Good design is illustrated by reshaping lawns to complement planted borders or trees, through consistent choices of decorative materials, through applying the principles of theme and variation when choosing what to put in the garden, and through planning for the winter garden with berries and crab apples for birds and good "bones" that become evident in winter.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gordon Hayward (owner, garden designer, and gardener, 1983- ), Mary Hayward (owner, garden designer, and gardener, 1983- ), Ephraim and Lydia Johnson Ranney, and their descendants in the Buxton and Reed families (former owners, circa 1790-1983); Helen O'Donnell (gardener, 2008-2015).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Westminster West  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6348782db-b9b4-4f9c-bd8d-72b7affb6963
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11360

Milwaukee -- Pickerel Run

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pickerel Run (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Milwaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative description.
General:
The decorative arts and architecture from 17th century New England served as inspiration for this garden. The site for the garden was prepared in fall of 1981 and built in spring 1982. The layout of the raised geometric beds, gravel paths, and picket fence was modeled after early Colonial designs. The central beds are devoted to herbs. The outer beds hold perennial flowers, similar to those of Colonial New England. By contrast, the garden beds around the house are filled with native plants. A knot garden of green velvet boxwood, inspired by an inlay design on an early 18th century Pennsylvania chest, was added to the kitchen terrace. The beds adjacent to the knot garden, composted only of green and white white, service as a "restful haven under the shade of the the surrounding giant oak trees."
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Aimee Scott Sheets (horticulturist, 2001-?).
Related Materials:
Pickerel Run related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI037
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f2fc2669-b301-43b2-a06d-12f0417ef893
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11677

Houston -- John Sweeney Mellinger Garden

Former owner:
Mellinger, John Sweeney  Search this
Mellinger, John Sweeney, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
London, Ruth  Search this
Catlow, A. Gregory  Search this
Architect:
Staub, John F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
John Sweeney Mellinger Garden (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan. The garden is noted for its azaleas, offset by broad expanses of lawn.
General:
This one-acre site, whose development began in 1930, features extensive azalea plantings, as well as a cutting garden, stone paths and terraces, and a tree house. The gardens fully complement the New England-style architecture of the house and outbuildings, and display a unity through the use of masses of single and complementary colors.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John Sweeney Mellinger (former owners, 1930-1978); Ruth London (landscape designer, 1930); A. Gregory Catlow (landscape designer, 1978); and John F. Staub (architect).
Related Materials:
John Sweeney Mellinger Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (32 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb635879cbe-49a7-44d0-ac0c-cebd5c5ceba5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13502

[John Sweeney Mellinger Garden]: facing north, looking from the street to the garden gate entrance to the New England style colonial residence.

Photographer:
Clemons, R. E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
John Sweeney Mellinger Garden (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Date:
1986.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gates  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX016001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX016: Houston -- John Sweeney Mellinger Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6103a3b65-1231-41c8-a85f-60820c557999
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13935

Alford -- Little Sutton

Landscape architect:
Wilcox, Edmund G.  Search this
Marconica  Search this
Provenance:
Lenox Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Little Sutton (Alford, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Alford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plan, vegetable garden diary (1943); copies of photographs, and copy of section in Herb Garden Design.
General:
Little Sutton, approximately 80 acres, was built in 1941 as a summer home. A garden plot, large enough to feed the family, was planted north of the house soon after it was built. The south terrace and porch has an outdoor fireplace and is planted with a yellow sedum This is bordered with low field stone walls and edged with roses and blue flowering bulbs. The owners added a square herb garden on the east side of the house near the kitchen door in 1942. In 1956, the main garden (now called the Terraced Garden) drawings were finalized and planted as well as the addition of a swimming pool to the south of the house. The bog garden and "bog pool," added in 1958, is shielded by Mugho pines, hemlock and junipers. Three years later, a more formal herb garden, two lathe houses, a fountain, two terraces edged in red brick rick rack fashion, and an entrance garden were added. The terrace near the house takes full advantage of the view of Mount Everett to the south and west.
Persons associated with the property include:Harding and Seaver (house architects, 1941); Marconica (landscape architects, 1941-?); Edmund G. Wilco (landscape architect, 1952); Sermini and Sons (stone masons); Roy Hare, Jonathan H. Rose (architects, 1963-1997); Santogostino (artist of large garden mosaic)
Related Materials:
Little Sutton related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Alford  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA345
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ecea7dc6-943e-4d98-826a-d6639a770e25
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17551

Beverly -- Eagle Rock

Landscape architect:
Hudak, Joseph  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Architect:
Little, Arthur  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C.  Search this
Steffian, Steffian and Bradley  Search this
Former owner:
Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eagle Rock (Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex County -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
Reproduction Note:
There are two duplicate 35 mm. slides (MA075030) copied from an original postcard, which is not in the collection. Six 35 mm. slides are copies of original glass lantern slides. One 35 mm. slide (MA075049) is copy of original painting belonging to Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
General:
Eagle Rock, a 104-room brick "cottage" in the neoclassical style, was set in a romantic, 25-acre landscape. Built in 1904, this house became Henry Clay Frick's summer house. In 1969, tired of maintaining a house Helen Frick considered pretentious, she "carefully demolished" Eagle Rock, sending the billiard room paneling, the car and carriage collection and sections of wrought iron fence to the Frick Art Museum she was building near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Related Materials:
Eagle Rock related holdings consist of 1 folder (39 35 mm. slides and 13 glass autochromes)
Plans and drawing exist in the Olmsted Association. Drawings and photographs are located at the Helen C. Frick Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA. Drawings by Arthur Little are located in the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 01071, W. C. Loring.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Beverly -- Pride's Crossing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA075
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6031ef9a4-e147-486f-abf6-263c46a5af2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17556

Brookline -- Weld

Former owner:
Anderson, Larz, 1866-1937  Search this
Anderson, Isabel Weld Perkins  Search this
Weld, William F.  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Wheelwright, Edmund M.  Search this
Fox & Gale  Search this
Little & Browne  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Fox & Gale  Search this
Little & Browne  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Weld (Brookline, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet and copies of articles.
General:
Larz and Isabel Anderson created fashionable and personally inspiring gardens on a property they named "Weld" in honor of her grandfather, William Fletcher Weld. The gardens served as inspiration for Isabel's writings of children's stories. They also evoked the history of Larz and Isabel's family heritage. During their ownership, the garden plan was nearly square, with a built-up enclosure of terrace and balustrades on the sides. A pergola stood at the end. The lowest level of the garden contained the mall and flower beds. A grove of trees shut off the formal garden from the house. Semicircular cement seats are located at each end of the 380 foot allee. Isabel left Weld to the town of Brookline for public recreation and public education. Brookline renamed Weld "Larz Anderson Park." Sited as not suited for a public facility, the house was razed and the gardens were destroyed or abandoned. The stables now house the Museum of Transportation, founded in 1949 with the Andersons' motor car collection. In 1990, an effort was attempted to stabilize the few remaining structures. Bulldozing of the grounds now makes restoration difficult.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: William F. Weld (former owner of land); Larz and Isabel Weld Perkins Anderson (former owners, -1948); Town of Brookline (present owners, 1948-present); Edmund M. Wheelwright (architect of house, stable and garage, begun 1885); Charles A. Platt (architect of Italian garden, grove and bowling green,1901); Fox and Gale (architects of rose garden and tennis courts, 1902); Onchi San (gardener of Japanese garden, 1907); Little and Browne (architects of water garden and Chinese garden and additions to house, 1910-1916)
Related Materials:
Weld related holdings consist of 4 folders (65 slides, 29 photoprints, and 57 glass plate negatives)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA030
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
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Brookline -- Holm Lea

Former owner:
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927  Search this
Lee, Thomas  Search this
Gardener:
Sander, Charles  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holm Lea (Brookline, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and several photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
Established in 1869, this now mostly vanished garden was the 150-acre estate of Harvard professor and Arnold Arboretum director Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927). An amalgamation of several older holdings, Holm Lea was noted for its size, the variety of its trees and shrubs, its broad expanses of lawn and meadow, and its vistas and natural woods. As noted by Andrew Jackson Downing in the second edition of his work on landscape gardening published in 1844, much of the groundwork was laid by Thomas Lee, an owner prior to Sargent, who planted trees and shrubs such as rhododendron and kalmia. By the early 1900s the garden's collection of these plants was considered to be outstanding. A later writer noted that Holm Lea "is the most inspiring estate in the United States and the best specimen of landscape-gardening in America because every department of country life is here represented in due proportion without extravagance or faddism, and all are blended into a beautiful and useful picture which is nothing short of exquisite." Among Holm Lea's other features were a rock garden, a pond, and a small herd of cows that added to the picturesque aspect of the landscape. Charles Sander, Holm Lea's gardener for more than 30 years, was a recognized plantsman and Massachusetts Horticultural Society award winner. Although the estate was subdivided after Sargent's death, elements of the garden, including the now algae-choked pond and overgrown rock garden, still survived in the 1990s.
Persons associated with the garden include: Thomas Lee (former owner, ca. 1825-ca. 1864); Charles Sprague Sargent (former owner, 1869-1927); and Charles Sander (gardener, 1875-ca. 1910).
In addition to the 41 original images, there are 16 additional black and white 35 mm. slides, copies of photographs in The Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 024445.
Related Materials:
Holm Lea related holdings consist of 4 folders (41 35 mm. slides, glass slides, photoprints, and photonegatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA031
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Brookline -- Lower Faulkner

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lower Faulkner (Brookline, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes information sheet, garden plan and slide list.
General:
"Behind the house is a conventional garden, enriched by three variously shaped pools, each with a fountain. A connecting path leads to a New England version of a Japanese stroll garden. From an overgrown wooded area a magnificent rock of conglomerate stone, commonly known as Roxbury pudding stone was uncovered. A pool was built underneath it and water is circulated to run over the rock. Several Japanese touches were incorporated: black sea washed stones under a dogwood, moss, a whimsical dragon 17 feet long made of climbing hydrangea, Japanese lanterns, a splendid stand of Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'), unusual azaleas, hosta and grasses. The garden received the Albert Cameron Burrage Gold medal in 1984 from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society."
Persons associated with the property include: Lower Faulkner (property name).
Related Materials:
Lower Faulkner related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA143
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Brookline -- Birch Tree Garden

Landscape architect:
Van Valkenburgh, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Birch Tree Garden (Brookline, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, slide list, garden description, garden plan and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
General:
Michael Van Valkenburgh, landscape architect, transformed this steeply sloping, small suburban rear garden into a forest glade. Sixteen wooden steps descend from a bluestone terrace to a clearing with a green granite water column, adding sound. Ferns, vinca and rhododendron provide background for the twelve multi-trunked white birch that transform the site into a tranquil, naturalistic garden.
Persons associated with the property include: Michael Van Valkenburgh (landscape architect, 1985).
Related Materials:
Birch Tree Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA146
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Cambridge -- Brattle Street Garden

Former owner:
Bartlett, William  Search this
Bright, Horace  Search this
Garden design and maintenance:
Holtje, Joanne  Search this
Senton, Barton  Search this
Sinclair, Ann  Search this
Sculptor:
Green, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
Cambridge Plant and Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brattle Street Garden (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes garden plans and a planting list.
General:
This two-thirds of an acre urban garden encloses an 1876 house with a sunken garden between the house and street, and a back garden comprising lawn, an undulating border, a woodlands garden and a carriage house. The gardens have developed over the last 30 years, during which time the trees and evergreen hedges have matured and soared in height, especially those bordering the driveway that runs the length of the property from the street to the carriage house. Low stones walls enclose the sunken garden in front of the house and the mixed border in back, with a tall wooden fence marking off the sunken garden. The borders are planted densely and for sequential bloom so the garden is filled with color from April to October. Numerous sculptures are placed around the property, including unique sculptural benches. The owner, who is an architect, describes this garden as a place to move and to grow interesting specimen plants rather than as a place for relaxation.
The mature evergreen hedge bordering the driveway has a mix of cedar and cypress that replaced hornbeams destroyed in a fire. The incense cedar is sheared to contrast with the other trees, and in other areas trees have been shaped to their location, such as the weeping copper beech that frames a fountain made from a very large cypress wood barrel and a rusted copper pipe in the back garden. A path of stepping stones leads into the woodland garden where shade-loving perennials are the understory, rhododendrons form the middle story and mature evergreen and deciduous trees complete the design. A camellia shrub grown at the edge of the woodland garden is an unusual survivor in the New England climate.
Brattle Street Garden has been awarded two gold medal prizes for Notable Gardens and Outstanding Plant Material from The Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Also the gardens have been open for garden tours in Cambridge.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Bartlett (former owner, 1876-1906); Horace Bright (former owner, 1906-1984); Joanne Holtje (garden design and maintenance, 2003-present); Senta Barton (garden design and maintenance, 2003-present); Ann Sinclair (garden design and maintenance, 2001-2004); Michael Green (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Brattle Street Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA594
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Concord -- Buttrick Mansion

Landscape architect:
Blossom, Harold Hill, 1879-1935  Search this
Owners:
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buttrick Mansion (Concord, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Middlesex County -- Concord
Scope and Contents:
MA179042-MA179047, taken in 1988 by Anne Wardell, are close-ups of irises.

The folders include worksheets, inventories of images, a typed copy of a 1925 planting plan, and copies of articles.
Varying Form:
Minute Man National Historical Park

Stedman Buttrick Estate
Reproduction Note:
35 mm. slides MA179001-MA179021 are images or copies of photographs, plans, or transparencies.
General:
Mr. and Mrs. Stedman Buttrick developed extensive perennial gardens with irises being emphasized. Several acres of land were terraced with iris, peonies, hemerocallis, lilies, phlox, and other perennials. There were nearly 200 varieties of bearded irises. Many of Buttrick's white and blue varieties were displayed in American and British flower shows. In the 1950s, National Geographic published a feature article on the gardens. In 1965, the National Park Service bought the property and are currently in a state of disrepair.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Stedman Buttrick (former owners, ca. 1925-1965); National Park Service (present owners, 1965-present); James Purdon (architect, ca. 1911); Charles Wheeler (landscape designer, 1911); and Harold Blossom (landscape designer, 1923 and 1925).
Related Materials:
Buttrick Mansion related holdings consist of 2 folders (48 35 mm. slides, 2 4 x 5 col. transparencies, 2 8 x 10 photoprints, and 5 strips (4 images each) of 120 mm. negatives)
Images, plans and plant lists are located at Minute Man National Historical Park.
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Concord  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA179
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Hingham -- Untitled Garden (Hingham, Massachusetts)

Architect:
Kennedy, Robert Woods  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kiley, Dan (Dan Urban)  Search this
Abe, Shinchiro  Search this
Tenako, Yuzo  Search this
Zen Associates, Inc.  Search this
Japanese Garden Design, Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
Cohasset Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Untitled Garden (Hingham, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth County -- Hingham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, and a plant list.
General:
This 12-acre garden site is situated in a stretch of woodland adjacent to Cushing Pond, a man-made body of water originally created to provide ice for the local people. The terrain of low hills and valleys is enhanced by forests of oak, pine, ash, mountain laurel, dogwood, maples, azaleas, rhododendron, and other species. The house was designed in 1966-67 by Robert Woods Kennedy, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's influence is shown through the house's citing to reflect its natural surroundings and its adaptation of Japanese style. Although the owners originally developed a traditional New England type garden under the supervision of landscape architect Dan Kiley, by the 1980s they felt that this style was incompatible with that of the house. Internationally acclaimed Japanese landscape architect Shinchiro Abe was called in to redesign the gardens (Abe's other work includes designs for the United Nations in New York and for gardens in Denmark and Spain). Rocks brought from the surrounding woods became a key element in the new design. All were cut by hand and properly moved and placed facing east, west, north, or south according to Abe's "feelings." These rocks were used to embellish pools and the courtyard and to serve as stepping stones and lanterns. The style of the garden is typical of a "kare sansui" or dry rock garden. Rocks, moss mounds and pea stone are some of the materials used to represent various natural landscapes such as islands, mountains, and oceans. Some other special features of this garden are the traditionally pruned lacy Japanese black pines, the hand-carved water basin, and stone lanterns. There is also a gate and diagonal granite walk representing the bridging of two worlds. Additional walks were then planned by Yuzo Tenako, another Japanese landscape architect who established many views of Cushing Pond and assured a landscape true to the Japanese style.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Robert Woods Kennedy (architect, 1966-1967); Dan Kiley (landscape architect, 1967); Shinchiro Abe of Zen Associates, Inc. (landscape architect, 1986); and Yuzo Tenako of Japanese Garden Design, Inc. (landscape architect, 1986).
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden (Hingham, Massachusetts) related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Hingham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA207
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South Dartmouth -- The Underwood Garden

Former owner:
Underwood, Julian  Search this
Underwood, Suzanne  Search this
Architect:
Underwood, Julian  Search this
Garden designer:
Underwood, Suzanne  Search this
Gardener:
Brum, John  Search this
Sculptor:
Atwater, Nate  Search this
Smith, Nancy Train  Search this
Rudnicki, Ron  Search this
Construction:
Gonet, Walter  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Buzzards Bay  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Underwood Garden (South Dartmouth, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Bristol -- South Dartmouth
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of original plans and an article.
Biographical / Historical:
Suzanne Marjorie Stockard Underwood (1917-2001) was one of the first women to graduate with a master's degree in 1943 from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in Cambridge. She was a pioneering modernist architect who worked with Marcel Breuer drafting and building models. In addition to practicing architecture, she was a skilled landscape designer.
General:
Gardened by the same family since 1949 this 1.3 acre property with a "modern colonial style" house on stilts designed by the original owner features trees and shrubs. The temperatures at the coastal New England location are moderated by its proximity to water but the garden is subjected to high winds, salt air and, originally, thin rocky soil that was improved with homemade compost. The garden was planned for year round interest with trees and shrubs that would flower or fruit every month and conifers and broad leaved evergreens for winter. Lower limbs on some of the trees were removed to open the view to the bay, and the house was raised on stilts for the same reason. There are winding grassy paths throughout the gardens with narrow stone paths leading to the front door of the house and to the formal sunken garden. Many of the boxwood, hollies, junipers and rhododendron were rooted cuttings planted in the 1950's that have grown to full size while dwarf conifers have outgrown their cultivar status.
The planned succession of bloom times for this garden started in spring with magnolias and andomedas, followed by azaleas, crabapple and dogwood, then Japanese snowbell, hydrangeas and stewartia. Sourwood bloomed in august, franklinia in September, roses would continue blooming into November, and hollies provided color and decorative material in December. Specimen trees that are featured include blue China fir, dawn redwood, paperbark maple, a red jade crabapple, and several cut leaved red Japanese maples. Vegetable and rose gardens, irises and some perennial flowers have been added to the tree and shrub gardens over the years.
Persons associated with the garden include Julian and Suzanne Underwood (former owners, 1949-2001) Joan Underwood (current owner (2001- ); Suzanne Stockard Underwood (architect and garden designer, 1949-2001); Julian Underwood (architect, circa 1948); John Brum (gardener, 1960's-); Nate Atwater (sculptor, prior to 1985); Nancy Train Smith (sculptor, prior to 1999); Ron Rudnicki (sculptor of fish pond, 2003); Walter Gonet (garden shed construction, 1995).
Related Materials:
The Underwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (18 35mm slides (photographs); 17 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- South Dartmouth  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA321
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Stockbridge -- Mary's Garden

Former owner:
Pease, Phineas  Search this
Lincoln, T.H.  Search this
Lakin, Helen Beaman  Search this
Borie, Mary Lakin Hoffman  Search this
Borie, Peter  Search this
Sculptor:
Lakin, Helen Beaman  Search this
Garden designer:
Borie, Mary Lakin Hoffman  Search this
Parson, Cynthia  Search this
Provenance:
Lenox Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mary's Garden (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, photocopies of illustrations by Mary Hoffman Borie, and photographs from personal archives.
General:
The New England Colonial style cottage built in 1789 by Phineas Pease, one of the original barns, and the channeled Konkapot brook from the old saw mill next door comprise the setting for Mary's Garden. Mary Hoffman Borie was a professional illustrator of plants, gardens and houses and the principle designer of this garden. When she moved to the one-acre property in the 1960s there was a perimeter planting of hemlocks with a woodlands garden. Now there are four distinct areas containing 45 flower beds with color choices that harmonize with nearby trees and shrubs: the woodland garden, the stonewall garden, the kitchen garden and the quarter moon garden. The hemlock screen around the property has smaller trees, native and cultivated shrubs, groundcovers, ferns and flowers in the understory. Other trees include apple, locust, birch and copper beech trees, and there are 107 shrubs throughout the property. Wildflowers were foraged and added to the mix years ago; now perennials are favored over annual flowers. The style of Mary's garden has become less formal, with self-sown and native plants allowed into the carefully designed flower beds.
The woodland garden was designed by the previous owner in a crescent shape that has evolved into a horseshoe shape for more sun exposure. In it there are natives including Jack-in-the-pulpit, wild cranesbill geranium, May apple and ostrich ferns, anchored by azaleas, hollies and mountain laurels and a Japanese maple. In spring the blooming season begins with ephemeral bulbs and flowering shrubs while ferns emerge, followed by peonies and perennials flowers. Annual flowers are dug in to add color and structure to this garden. The stone wall garden, sited between the house and barn features silver and blue tones with contrasting orange and yellow flowers. The quarter moon garden is an island bed featuring light green sedum, the dark purple foliage of ajuga, heuchera and hellebores. The kitchen garden beside the house has tall, scented old-fashioned flowers including phlox, iris, digitalis, nicotiana, narcissus and allium in the spring, and two trellises for clematis followed by morning glories later in the season. Also, there is a rock garden tucked under a mature grape arbor and espaliered trees against the house.
The Massachusetts Forest Health Program has recorded one of the black locust trees in Mary's Garden as the largest in the state.
Persons associated with the garden include: Phineas Pease (former owner, 1789-1836); Captain T.H. Lincoln (former owner, c. 1850); Helen Beaman Lakin (former owner and sculptor, 1957-1967); Mary Lakin Hoffman Borie (former owner and garden designer, 1967-1994); Peter Borie (former owner, 1994-2002); Cynthia Parson (garden designer, 1995 - present).
Related Materials:
Mary's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35mm slides (photographs); 25 digital images)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-1993.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA535
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Archives of American Gardens
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Wenham -- Old Farm

Preservation architect:
Chandler, Joseph Everett  Search this
Gardener:
Tennis, Lawrence  Search this
Sculptor:
Seamans, Beverly Benson  Search this
Former owner:
Kent, John H. B.  Search this
Peach, Benjamin F.  Search this
Peach, Adelaine L.  Search this
Daniels, Alanson L.  Search this
Daniels, Frances Pomeroy  Search this
Amory, John S.  Search this
Amory, Mary B.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen, 1869-1950  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Farm (Wenham, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Wenham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, historical images, and biographical and other information.
General:
Old Farm has a sunken and enclosed garden designed in 1912-1913 by Ellen Biddle Shipman in the Colonial Revival style to complement the 17th century farm house, described as a cloistered space within the more than one hundred acres of fields and woodlands that comprise this property. The garden was one of Shipman's earliest documented professional commissions, a rectangular plot sub-divided by stone and gravel walks into smaller rectangular beds surrounded by a low dry stone wall. At the far end there is a stone apse or excedrae with room for outdoor seating and a lily pond, now dry. Shipman's original stone terrace directly behind the house, stone walkway down the middle of the garden, and stone steps that lead up to the excedrae have grown over with grass and the American elm trees that shaded the enclosed garden have been replaced by other mature trees. The flower beds have been retained in their original shapes and siting, and have three distinct seasons of blooms: first daffodils, followed by irises, phlox and peonies, then fall asters.
The original 17th century house had rooms on either side of the chimney in front with a lean-to rear section. In the late 19th century the rear section was raised to two stories, and in the early 20th century the house was restored by preservation specialist Joseph Everett Chandler. Ellen Biddle Shipman added trellises for vines and a garden in front of the house planted with boxwood, roses and oleander.
Persons associated with the garden include: John H. B. Kent (former owner, 1836-1910); Benjamin F. and Adelaine L. Peach (former owners, 1899-1910); Alanson L. and Frances Pomeroy Daniels (former owners, 1910-1933); John S. and Mary B. Amory (former owners, 1933-1961); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1912-1913); Joseph Everett Chandler (preservation architect, 1915); Lawrence Tennis (gardener, 2004- ); Beverly Benson Seamans (1928-2012) (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Old Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35mm slides (photographs); 15 digital images)
Additional materials also located in the Benjamin Howe Conant Collection of Photographs, Wenham Museum, Wenham, Massachusetts; Ellen McGowan Biddle Shipman archive #1259, Carl A. Kroch Library Division of Rare and Manuscripts Collection, Cornell University , Ithaca, New York
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Wenham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA611
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c40427c7-9295-4e38-9c08-e7a7467c0021
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17687
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Westport -- Armknecht Garden

Garden designer:
Wilde, Patty  Search this
Gardener:
Murphy, John  Search this
Provenance:
Little Compton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Armknecht Garden (Westport, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Bristol County -- Westport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and site plans.
General:
Started circa 1990 when the house was built the Armknecht Garden overlooks a 500-acre pond that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. The 3.3 acre property is enclosed by low stone walls that are bordered by shrubs. Four large patches of wildflowers are sited inside the walls, while closer to the house there are flower beds, three stands of fruit trees with spring bulbs and flowers planted below, a formal parterre boxwood and rose garden, and a long border planted along another stone wall that is parallel to the driveway.
The garden features an assortment of trees including paper bark, Japanese and sugar maples, Japanese snowbell, Serbian spruce, silk tree, corkscrew hazel, hawthorn, hollies and oak in addition to the small apple orchards. Interest in the tree collection has led to several tours of the Armknecht Garden conducted by The Garden Conservancy, the New England Wildflower Society, the Little Compton Garden Club and the Rare Plant Society of the Garden Clubs of America.
Persons associated with the garden include: Patty Wilde (garden designer, 1990); John Murphy (gardener, 1995-2008)
Related Materials:
Armknecht Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Westport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA368
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d2b1be6c-df28-48ee-8822-fa4bcdd1fae0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17689
Online Media:

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